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Mei Shen

Assistant Professor

Primary Affiliation

Neurotechnology for Memory and Cognition


Status Part-time Faculty

Home Department of Chemistry

Phone 300-3587


Address 2121 Beckman Institute, 405 North Mathews Avenue

  • Biography


    • Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin, 2011

  • Honors
    • 2021: ACS Arthur F. Findeis Award for Achievements by a Young Analytical Scientist

    • 2020-2021: Scialog Fellow on Microbiome, Neurobiology and Disease

    • 2019: NSF CAREER award

    • 2019: Award for Excellence in Guiding Undergraduate Research, Office of the Provost, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

    • 2019: NSF CHE Early Career investigator workshop travel award

    • 2013-2017: NIH Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Award

    • 2011: Professional Development Award at University of Texas at Austin

    • 2007: Lochte Fellowship at University of Texas at Austin

  • Research

    Research Interests:

    • Nanoelectrochemistry

    • Bioanalytical chemistry

    • Neurotransmission

    • Neurological disorders

    • Gut-brain axis

    • Toxicology

    • High spatiotemporal neurotransmitter detection

    • Ion selective electrodes

    • Somatic and synaptic neurotransmission

    • Scanning electrochemical microscopy

  • 2022

    • Anupriya, E. S., & Shen, M. (2022). New Method in Surface Treatment of Nanopipette for Interface between Two Immiscible Electrolyte Solutions (ITIES) Experiment. Journal of the Electrochemical Society, 169(4), [046501].
    • Cabana, J., Alaan, T., Crabtree, G. W., Hatzell, M. C., Manthiram, K., Steingart, D. A., Zenyuk, I., Jiao, F., Vojvodic, A., Yang, J. Y., Balsara, N. P., Persson, K. A., Siegel, D. J., Haynes, C. L., Mauzeroll, J., Shen, M., Venton, B. J., Balke, N., Rodríguez-López, J., ... Hattrick-Simpers, J. (2022). NGenE 2021: Electrochemistry Is Everywhere. ACS Energy Letters, 7(1), 368-374.
    • Jetmore, H. D., Anupriya, E. S., Cress, T. J., & Shen, M. (2022). Interface between Two Immiscible Electrolyte Solutions Electrodes for Chemical Analysis. Analytical Chemistry, 94(48), 16519-16527.
    • Milton, C. B., Xu, K., & Shen, M. (2022). Recent advances in nanoelectrochemistry at the interface between two immiscible electrolyte solutions. Current Opinion in Electrochemistry, 34, [101005].
    • Xu, P., Muhamad Rapidi, H. I., Ahmed, S., Abel, D. K., Garcia, K. J., Chen, R., Iwai, N. T., & Shen, M. (2022). PEDOT/PVC-modified amperometric carbon electrodes for acetylcholine detection. Chemical Communications, 58(95), 13218-13221.